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We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, made up of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, and sharing the commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!   The Archdiocese has collected over 60,000 and we have collected over 2000 coupons for St. Joseph School.  We are now branching out to include other schools.  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • Diaper Collection – The Social Concerns Ministry, SAC, will be conducting a Diaper Drive from May 5-May 20. Diapers in sizes 3-6 (16 lbs. – 35 lbs.) are needed. They can be dropped off in one of the containers in the vestibule. All diaper donations will be distributed to families through the John Corr Family Ministries.
  • Parish Work Day – Spring 2018 – POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN until June 2, beginning at 8:30 AM and wrapping up by 2:00 PM.  We will be cleaning the church inside and out, and will be planting vinca flowers in our gardens.  Although we will have tools for most efforts, if you have a favorite spade, trowel or gloves, bring them along.  Breakfast and a barbeque lunch will be provided.  Please sign up in the vestibule for the task team you’d like to join.    Click here for sign-up sheet.
  • Wills Awareness and Planned Giving Seminar POSTPONED – It seems that May – a time filled with graduations, communions, weddings, etc. – has proved a challenging month for many to attend our Wills Awareness and Planned Giving Seminar. With that in mind, we have decided to postpone our seminar until the fall. As soon as a new date is finalized we will be sure to let you know in advance. Thank you again for all you do to support our parish.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessing

 

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.